Trump's Administration Proposes to Scrap Lottery System for H1B VisasOctober 29, 2020 10:54
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Trump's Administration Proposes to Scrap Lottery System for H1B Visas:- The administration of Donald Trump proposed to scrap the computerized lottery system which is used to grant H1B visas for foreign professionals who arrive to USA. They are in plans to replace it with a wage-level-based selection process. This is expected to counter the pressure on the wages of the workers in USA. A notification about the same was published in the Federal Register. The stakeholders will have 30 days time to respond to the notification told the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday. The move comes a week before the USA Presidential election which is scheduled for November 3rd.
DHS said that they are in plans to decrease the pressure on the wages of the American workers. The H1B visas are the most sought for the Indian IT professionals. If the proposal is finalized, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will select the registrations based on the highest Occupational Employment Statistics. The selection would be based on the wage levels and balance the interests of the petitioners. Donald Trump continues to keep his promise which is aimed to protect American workers to strengthen the economy. Donald Trump is keen to regulate the immigration policies and he signed an executive order on June 22nd for a temporary ban of H1B visas and L1 visas.